SureColor S30670 is the latest in printing technology from Epson. The 64-inch device is the first ever solvent-based printer to use Epson’s MicroPiezo TFP print head, which delivers droplet sizes as small as 3.5 picolitres. It has double the nozzle density of Epson’s previous solvent printer, allowing for extremely fast printing speeds. These features “bring a new level of quality, performance and value to the signage, vehicle graphics and fine art markets,” says the company.
The S30670 model is a four-colour solvent printer (CMYK) that uses Epson’s new UltraChrome GS2 solvent-based ink technology. Developed by Epson, UltraChrome GS2 includes a newly formulated yellow ink that can produce prints with up to three years of outdoor durability without lamination. In addition, Epson says that these new inks deliver virtually odorless printing without the need for external dryers, special ventilation or air purification systems.
“Our first generation solvent printer — the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 — has been a game changer in the signage market over the last four years, bringing advanced image quality and an ink technology with less impact on the environment to the industry to open up a new range of applications for solvent printing,” said Reed Hecht, Epson’s Professional Imaging product manager. “The new SureColor S30670 offers advancements in print head and ink technology to deliver higher quality printing, faster and better, at an extreme overall value.”
The SureColor S30670 is capable of speeds up to 619 sq. ft. per hour in draft mode. For normal signage production, Epson recommends a production speed of 205 sq. ft. per hour. Because of its unique form of solvent ink, the printer works on virtually all standard coated or uncoated solvent media, including adhesive based vinyl and sign banner media, and it also prints on canvas media to produce fine art prints.
The printer will be available in April for a list price of $16,995.